What are the characteristics of an acid? A base?

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Mar 25, 2016

Answer:

Acids are created from the dissociation of #H^+# ions in solution. Bases are created from the dissociation of #OH^-# in solution.

Explanation:

In general, acids are sour/tart, feel like water, may sting when touched, react strongly with metals, conduct electricity since they ionize in solutions, and turn blue litmus paper red.

Bases are bitter, slippery and smooth, do not react with metals usually, conduct electricity, and turn red litmus paper blue.